Seminar : medieval literature

lrom2225  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : medieval literature
5 credits
15.0 h
Van Hemelryck Tania;
Students must have followed LROM 2221 Questions d'histoire de la littérature médiévale (M. Cavagna and C. Storms).
A good knowledge of the basics of Old and Middle French
Main themes
This seminar provides students with foundations in methodology. It will provide in depth study of a precise topic using a corpus of relevant texts. 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Introduction to research methodology and preparation to the MA thesis.
Students  must be able:

  • to use bibliographical resources and documentation;
  • to give evidence of adopting a multidisciplinary point of view;
  • to write a research question;
  • to analyse in depth French medieval texts;
  • to show critical attitude vis a vis text editions and textual variants;
  • to write an academic text.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
In 2016-17, the seminar will focus on « Literature and politics » in the Middle Ages.
Teaching methods
Working sessions and discussion. Preparation is needed .
Evaluation methods
Oral presentation and final paper.
Other information
Students preparing a dissertation in the field of medieval French are strongly encouraged  to follow the seminar.
La bibliographie sera déposée sur ICampus
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures